MUSCAT: Oman’s racing sensation Ahmad Al Harthy is over the moon, after his stunning Pro-Am race victory in the annual Total 24 Hours of Spa.
Speaking exclusively to The Arabian Stories, the champion racer had this to say: “It’s absolutely unbelievable. It still hasn’t sunken in,”
Marking a huge moment in Ahmad’s glittering career, the remarkable win was his first in the blue riband twice-round-the-clock race and also the maiden class victory for Aston Martin at the endurance classic. Additionally, the huge haul of points scored means Ahmad now leads the championship standings by an enhanced 16 points with one race remaining.
Partnered by regular Blancpain team-mates Charlie Eastwood and Salih Yoluc, with the addition of Aston Martin factory driver Nicki Thiim to the TF Sport engineered squad for this event, the quartet produced a determined, classy and, most importantly, ultra-competitive performance.
“Honestly, this is a dream come true – we’ve been waiting for this day since I started racing,” Ahmad said. “This (race) is the best of my life,” he added.